Duminda Silva gets presidential pardon
Posted on June 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Duminda Silva, who is currently imprisoned under a death sentence, has been granted a Special Presidential Pardon, Prisons Media Spokesman informs.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (June 24) granted presidential pardon to 93 prison inmates to mark the Poson Full Moon Poya day.

Media Spokesperson of Department of Prison Chandana Ekanayake said that former MP Duminda Silva was also among them.

Former parliamentarian Duminda Silva was jailed in September 2016 after the Colombo High Court found him and several others guilty in the murder of former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

One Response to “Duminda Silva gets presidential pardon”

  1. Nimal Says:

    Sad day for the country and we will lose all respect from the international community.

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